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Published on March 09, 2016

Saint Mary’s Spirit of Women Network Presents "Love Your Selfie"

Program Focuses on Positive Self-Image in Adolescence

WATERBURY, Conn. (March 9, 2016) ─ You love your kids but do the love themselves? Self-esteem issues are more common than you may think. Parents, preteens and teens are invited to join Dr. Karen Kennedy and Dr. Allyson Rovetto, specialists in pediatric and adolescent medicine with Saint Mary’s Hospital and Franklin Medical Group, for “Love Your Selfie,” a free and informative program with a focus on nurturing a healthy mind, body and spirit during the adolescent years.

Sponsored by Saint Mary’s Spirit of Women network, the program will be presented on Tuesday, March 22 starting at 5:30 p.m. at Holy Cross High School, 587 Oronoke Road, Waterbury. Guests will be invited to take a walk on the red carpet, which includes a “Selfie Station.” Refreshments and free health information will be available. The presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. and will feature fun and interactive media, including text polling and videos, along with special performances by Holy Cross High School students, who will act out scenarios of various challenges facing kids today and help them gain valuable strategies for positive interactions.

There is no charge for admission. The public is welcome to attend. Pre-registration is required by March 18. Register online at stmh.org or call 203-709-3312.

Additional information about Saint Mary’s Spirit of Women network is available at stmh.org. Other programs in this series will include “Fight Fatigue,” with a focus on sleep and other health concerns before, during and after menopause, and “Tame Type 2,” about preventing and managing Type 2 diabetes. “Sparkle,” Saint Mary’s second annual health event for women of all ages is set for May 11 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville.

About Saint Mary’s Hospital

Saint Mary’s Health System is a leading regional healthcare provider anchored by Saint Mary’s Hospital, an acute care community teaching hospital that has served Greater Waterbury for more than 100 years. Licensed for 347 beds, Saint Mary’s is designated as a Level II Trauma Center, offers award-winning cardiac and stroke care and houses the region’s only pediatric emergency care unit. As the leading provider of surgical services in Greater Waterbury, Saint Mary’s was the first to introduce the daVinci® Robotic Surgery System. The health system’s satellites and affiliates extend from Waterbury to Wolcott, Naugatuck, Southbury, Prospect and Watertown. Follow us on Facebook at SaintMarysHospitalCT or Twitter at @SaintMarysCT.

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